MJ Flood Technology partners with O2 on windows mobile

MJ Flood Technology, a leading provider of communications solutions today announced it has been chosen by O2 Ireland to deploy and support their Windows Mobile solution for business customers. The partnership aims to promote the business benefits of O2’s Windows Mobile service and devices and to position Microsoft as the platform of choice for busy executives. MJ Flood Technology is a leading provider of communication infrastructure solutions.

MJ Flood Technology will provide a range of technical services and consultancy to O2’s clients which will include infrastructure assessment, configuration services and email optimisation. This partnership strongly endorses the company’s status as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and its extensive track record in supporting Microsoft Exchange email infrastructure.

Commenting on the deal, James Finglas, managing director, MJ Flood Technology said: “The partnership with O2 reflects our own business approach of helping customers to protect their existing IT investment while boosting productivity and enhancing workplace efficiency. By choosing Windows Mobile, customers can use their existing Microsoft Exchange infrastructure to easily deploy Windows Mobile devices with no extra hardware or software costs. The ability to create Word and Excel documents, view PowerPoint presentations, get direct push email and browse the Internet in full colour offers superior office application integration to business people on the move.”

“Extending our range of handheld devices and operating platforms gives our business customers more choice,” explains Billy D’Arcy, Head of Corporate and Business Sales, O2 Ireland. “Business customers are increasingly adopting PDA devices to enable them to work more efficiently on the move. Recent research conducted on behalf of O2 amongst SME owner managers in Ireland revealed that the number of executives now using a PDA has doubled from 10% in 2004 to 19% today.”

O2 has a full range of Windows Mobile devices such as the XDA Orbit II and the HP 614 as well as a range of price plans which offer cost effective options for business customers.

“Windows Mobile helps businesses thrive by enabling people to stay on top of work with a PC-like experience which includes mobile e-mail, contacts, and calendar and Microsoft Office Mobile software” comments Colm Torris, Mobile Communications Business Lead, Microsoft Ireland. “The Windows Mobile platform utilises familiar management tools to provide a fast highly scalable solution with a low total cost of ownership. It’s a solution that not only aids personal productivity but goes beyond mobile email to provide support for powerful line of business solutions like CRM, ensuring they have the information they need, where and when they need it.”